Finding an opening band for Pop Evil seems like it may be difficult task due to the fact that the band’s songs can vary so greatly from melodic to heavy. But Savage After Midnight were more than up for the challenge at Baltimore Soundstage recently.
Blending a mix of ripping guitars, thundering drums, and electronica, along with varying between clean singing and vicious screaming, Savage After Midnight were versatile enough to fill the early part of the bill on Jan. 27.
Hailing from Memphis, Savage After Midnight consists of Shi Eubank (vocals), Jeremiah Lipscomb (guitar), Landon Fox (bass), James Thomas (keyboards), and Zack Pate (drums). In helping to build the atmosphere for the headliner to come, Savage After Midnight mixed in two cover songs to their set to a great reaction from the Baltimore Soundstage crowd. First, a heavy metal version of Alanis Morissette’s “You Outta Know” grabbed the crowd’s attention. But the surprisingly hard rocking cover of “Like a Prayer” by Madonna really put the band in the audiences good graces.
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For their final song of the night, Savage After Midnight played “10 Feet Tall,” the first single off of their upcoming debut EP, 11:59, due on March 8 via RED Music/The Century Family. With the way the song builds from a simple keyboard intro to an aggressively screaming chorus by the end of the tune, Savage After Midnight had the entire venue screaming “I’m ten feet tall tonight!”
Keep your ears open for more by Savage After Midnight soon. As Shi says on his website, “We all like to get wild. There’s something savage about us when it comes to throwing down and partying — it’s just who we are. We work really hard, but at the end of the day we’re down for a good time. We’ll put on whatever work hat we have to, but once it strikes midnight it’s our time and it’s time to tear it up.” It shows!
Here are some pictures of Savage After Midnight performing at Baltimore Soundstage on Jan. 27, 2019. All photos copyright and courtesy of Chris Smyth.